Testing_holism (2016-2017)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
2 New York University F graph Rejected 01/01/17 01/03/17 01/09/17 02/16/17 4 days
University of Southern California F graph Pending 01/13/17 01/14/17 01/27/17 -- 12 days
University of Pennsylvania F graph Pending 01/20/17 01/21/17 02/02/17 -- 12 days
Georgetown University F graph Pending 01/16/17 01/17/17 01/26/17 -- 12 days
Vanderbilt University F graph Pending 01/19/17 01/20/17 01/24/17 -- 12 days
Boston University F graph Pending 01/20/17 01/21/17 02/01/17 -- 12 days
Duke University F graph Pending 01/12/17 01/13/17 01/24/17 -- 12 days
University of California Davis F graph Pending 01/09/17 01/10/17 01/23/17 -- 12 days
2 Columbia University F graph Pending 01/11/17 01/12/17 01/21/17 -- 12 days
2 Harvard University F graph Pending 01/16/17 01/16/17 01/23/17 -- 12 days
Northwestern University F graph Pending 01/15/17 01/16/17 01/31/17 -- 12 days
1 Stanford University F graph Pending 01/16/17 01/17/17 01/20/17 -- 14 days
2 University of Virginia F graph Pending 01/13/17 01/14/17 01/17/17 -- 14 days
Washington University in St Louis F graph Pending 01/19/17 01/20/17 01/26/17 -- 14 days
1 University of California Berkeley F graph Pending 01/09/17 01/10/17 01/11/17 -- 14 days
University of Chicago F graph Pending 01/12/17 01/13/17 02/06/17 -- 14 days
Cornell University F graph Rejected 01/16/17 01/17/17 -- 02/06/17 14 days
University of Texas Austin F graph Pending 01/20/17 01/21/17 -- -- 1 month
2 University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Pending 01/16/17 01/17/17 -- -- 1 month

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Extra Curricular Information

My LSDAS GPA is deceptive. Since re-entry to college, I have been a 4.0 student all four years (139 units). Without my failed classes from over 10 years ago, my cumulative GPA is 4.02 by LSAC standards.

I have strong softs, strong PS, & fantastic recommenders. The only shat part of my app is the lsat.

Wrote why "x" law school for almost every school; diversity statement submitted at just about every school; wrote the optional statements for every school that offered them; tailored PS for each school to a degree.

Softs:
- First person in the history of my CC to finish a 2 yr honors program, in one year.
- 4 A.A. degrees
- Extensive volunteer and community service.
- Caseworker at a legal clinic
- Internship at the SF D.A.'s office Writ and Appeals division
- Several honors societies.
- Conducting original research for senior thesis with law faculty.
- Owned and operated a business; worked in management, was a social worker for 6 yrs... tons of work experience in many different fields and capacities.

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

Here's to testing how holistic schools are; if there was ever a case that served to be a litmus test, I am it. Stressfest in the interim as I wait....

NYU:
2/10 - notified under faculty review
2/16 - status checker says "decision letter sent"... only 6 days of review probably = reject.
2/16 - email rejection

UVA:
- UVA faculty review 1/21

Stanford:
- Stanford faculty review 1/21

Cornell:
- 2/6 rejection via email; feels good to get the first rejection out of the way.

Berkeley:
- 2/6 Notification via email under faculty review

UPenn:
- 2/7 under faculty review

UC Davis:
- 1/24 under faculty review

UMich:
- 2/8 app still "incomplete," taking forever to even process my app.

Vanderbilt:

UTexas Austin:

Harvard:

Columbia:

UChicago:

Northwestern:
2/2 under faculty review
UBoston:

Cornell:
- 2/6 expedited reject!

Northwestern:

Duke:
2/13 under faculty review

Visitor Comments

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  • Thursday, April 21 2016 at 07:02 PM

I have no idea how to reply to your comment on my profile so I'm just going to type it out here haha. Thank you! Yes, it's such a relief. I really think my GPA plus personal statement helped. I spent at least 3 months writing it. Also, if you have a low LSAT score, make sure to write an addendum to your application explaining how LSAT isn't a good measure of your intelligence (a one-day test) versus your GPA (a measure over several years).

- WakiPaki
  • Looking good!
  • Saturday, February 04 2017 at 06:40 PM

Thanks for your kind comment! I hope you have an amazing cycle. Your softs look really good and that's what helped me to get into the schools I did despite having a not so great LSAT score. It truly is a holistic process! Good luck!

- Kdavis95

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